Hamlet Acts IV and V Quiz

In this passage from Hamlet, act IV, scene VII, King Claudius tells Laertes why he is not taking action against Polonius’s murderer. Which lines convey the idea that the Danish people love Hamlet and that accusing him of murder would generate bad public opinion for Claudius?LAERTES: It well appears. But tell meWhy you proceeded not against these feats,So criminal and so capital in nature,As by your safety, greatness, wisdom, all things elseYou mainly were stirr’d upKING: O, for two special reasons,Which may to you, perhaps, seem much unsinow’d,389But yet to me they are strong. The Queen his mother Lives almost by his looks, and for myself—My virtue or my plague, be it either which—She is so conjunctive to my life and soul,That, as the star moves not but in his sphere,I could not but by her.The other motive,Why to a public count I might not go,Is the great love the general gender bear him;Who, dipping all his faults in their affection,Work, like the spring that turneth wood to stone,so that my arrows,Too slightly timber’d for so loud a wind,Would have reverted to my bow again,But not where I have aim’d them Is the great love the general gender bear him; who dipping all his faults in their affection, Work, like the spring that turneth wood to stone,
Hamlet is seen as being indecisive throughout the first three acts of the play. Which of these lines from acts IV and V show that Hamlet is finally focusing on revenge? To hide the slain?—O, from this time forth,My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!
What conclusion does Ophelia draw from Hamlet’s behavior in act III, scene I, in which he tells her to “Get thee to a nunnery” That he has lost his mind
Which theme is reinforced in the excerpt below from Shakespeare’s HamletRightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor’s at stake. How stand I, then, That have a father kill’d, a mother stain’d, Excitements of my reason and my blood, And let all sleep Translation: An internal conflict where I want to die because my father was murdered and my mother is a who** and all my mind wants to do is seek revenge, but what happens to all of this if I die. Complexity of action (don’t listen to brainly}
In act IV, scene VII, of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, what is notable about Gertrude’s words about Ophelia’s death?Till her garments, heavy with their drink, Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay to muddy death It was a sin to kill yourself so the church did not want to put her body in religious ground when she is damned. The Queen was trying to say that the girl simply drowned as her garments became to heavy for her to fight and stay alive. Gertrude is opening up the possibility that Ophelia did not kill herself.

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